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The Ultimate Celebrity "Geek"

Postby Va'al » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:18 am

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Bots and Cons of all ages and genders, I believe it is time to gather our intellects and knowledge (read: nerdiness), to decide whether there is such a thing as

Teh Ultimate G33k

It's been a concept I've been thinking about for a while, and I was mostly looking at female and male actors who have portrayed roles usually associated with geekdom/nerdiness.
Repeatedly.

I noticed a demotivational the other day, and a thread on here about Megatron's 2007 voice also sparked my interest once more.

Now, I present only a couple of examples, the ones that strike me as most obvious, but please do point out more!

First up - Rosario Dawson: She has been in Sin City, Men in Black II, Clerks II, voice of Artemis in 2007 Wonder Woman. We got a good argument right there.

Next - Hugo Weaving: Let's face it, this guy is a troo g33k. The voice of Megatron in the Bay films, V in V for Vendetta, Red Skull in the most recent Captain America, Agent Smith in the Matrix Trilogy, Elrond in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.. and a transvestite in Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Watch it. Now.

Onto - Mark Hamill: Do I need to list his voice features? He's everywhere! From Spongebob Squarepants to most DC cartoons ever made, but most notably, The Joker. That's right, Luke Skywalker is The Joker. Oh, and Cocknocker. In Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

And - Keanu Reeves: Not a big fan of this guy, but he does have quite a few hiding up his sleeve. He was The Chosen One after all. And Ted, in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures. John Constantine, Jonathan Harker, and a bunch of other stuff which is not geeky enough for this list.

Finally, joint nomination for Hugh 'Dr-Cox's-Nemesis' Jackman (Real Steel, Wolverine), Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern, Deadpool) and Chris Evans (Captain America, The Human Torch, TMNT). The "poster boys" of the comic/film industry.

Feel free to add your own, argue against these, or just ignore the thread.
It's general discussion after all!

Disclaimer: Portraying a "geeky" role does not make you a geek, or a fan. Most of these actors may not even like being associated with the concept. The thread is just for some lighthearted discussion.
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Re: The Ultimate Geek

Postby BeastProwl » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:35 pm

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Yeah, I always thought it was strange to have the same guy who played the human torch, play deadpool and then later the green lantern. I think he did the best green lantern though, the other two are neither here nor there.
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Re: The Ultimate Geek

Postby Shadowman » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:28 am

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Being in a geeky movie does not a geek make. Just because you act in something doesn't make you a huge fan of it, often it's just because actors need to make money too. For instance, most of the cast of the '86 Transformers movie admitted they were only in it because of the paycheck. Hell, Hugo Weaving admitted the same thing about the current batch of Transformers movies, he really doesn't like Summer blockbusters.

Basically, it's unfair to the rest of us that being in a movie somehow ranks above being a fan. Especially Rosario Dawson qualifying for being nude on camera, that's a bit misogynistic right there.

BeastProwl wrote:Yeah, I always thought it was strange to have the same guy who played the human torch, play deadpool and then later the green lantern. I think he did the best green lantern though, the other two are neither here nor there.


You probably think it's strange because it isn't true; Ryan Reynolds played Deadpool and Green Lantern, Chris Evans was the Human Torch.
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Re: The Ultimate Geek

Postby Va'al » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:51 am

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It was intended to be a bit of fun at the expense of acting celebrities, did not mean to start a serious discussion about this.

Of course, actors do need the money, and I understand that they may even not like the film they star in.

In Hugo Weaving's case, I'd like to think (yes, wishful thinking) that deep down inside he is a bit of a geek. Just a teensy-weensy bit.


Tell you what, I'll change the title.
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Re: The Ultimate Geek

Postby Optimus1138 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:03 pm

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Va'al wrote:In Hugo Weaving's case, I'd like to think (yes, wishful thinking) that deep down inside he is a bit of a geek. Just a teensy-weensy bit.


I believe I read on TV Tropes that part of the reason Hugo Weaving took the roles of Elrond and Smith was that so he could have different action figures of himself fight each other. If that doesn't make him a geek (assuming it's true), I have no idea what would.

Edit: Here's the link (the entry's near the top of the list): http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/M ... omeDearBoy
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Re: The Ultimate Celebrity "Geek"

Postby RhA » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:09 am

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I'm gonna say Mark Hamill. Cockknocker!
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